Aleida Rodríguez Garden of Exile: Poems

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Garden of Exile: Poems

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Aleida Rodríguez's first full-length collection of poems, Garden of Exile, was selected by Marilyn Hacker as the 1998 winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.

Garden of Exile reveals a life enriched by layers of language and culture. Rodr‚guez was born in Cuba and emigrated to the Midwest at age nine via Operation Peter Pan. These poems are psalms that celebrate the pleasures of experience made palpable through language.

Rodríguez counts her bilingual lexicon as a double blessing: "Earth's language is a continuous current,/ translating the voices of my early trees along the ground./ I can't afford not to listen." In her liminal world, the lyricism of Spanish and English mingle their most gorgeous incarnations: sinsontes, ciruelas, mamoncillos, meringue clouds, and the cluck of coconuts "deliver a lost dictionary of delight."

Rodríguez is a remarkably deft poet: not only is she fluent in two tongues, she articulates the delicate nuances of daily life. Whether speaking of water, flora, or women in love, she refuses to produce the poof of easy lyric like a rabbit from a hat. Though they nod to heady pleasures, these poems keep their wits. Rodríguez remains self-possessed, intelligent, and interesting, even in her most impassioned moments. She reveals perception as the self's real alchemy and, by so doing, makes the world appear right before our very eyes.

Garden of Exile is the fifteenth poetry title to be published by Sarabande Books, a nonprofit literary press headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Since the 1996 debut of the press, Sarabande Books titles have received positive review attention from nationally distinguished media including The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, American Book Review, Small Press, The Nation, and Library Journal.

Aleida Rodríguez was born on a kitchen table in Havana, Cuba. Her poetry and prose have been published in many literary magazines, textbooks, and anthologies nationwide, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, Southern Poetry Review, and The Progressive, as well as In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction (W.W. Norton, 1996), T

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Sarabande Books announces the October 1999 publication of Aleida Rodrguez's first full-length collection of poems, Garden of Exile, which Marilyn Hacker selected as the 1998 winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.

Garden of Exile is the fifteenth poetry title to be published by Sarabande Books, a nonprofit literary press headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Since the 1996 debut of the press, Sarabande Books titles have received positive review attention from nationally distinguished media including The New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, American Book Review, Small Press, The Nation, and Library Journal.

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". . . Maybe it's my being a Cuban writer that makes me so sensitive to fascism-regardless of its source. My own 'you can't go home again' is not abstract but tangible, a relationship with an absence that becomes nearly something, a phantom limb. I can't exist there, but here there are the mistaken assumptions about who I am, what my politics are, and what my subject matter 'should be' just because I'm able to check off the boxes labeled Cuban, Exile, Lesbian. From writers and editors of magazines and presses to taxi drivers, every American is looking to reeducate me about what's really going on in my native country. But, while that's annoying, what disturbs me is being penned in (pun intended), relegated to a ghetto of experience and ideas by people who would keep me exiled and wounded in my work because that position seems more authentic to them, never mind what it does to me as a human being, or as a writer. . . ."

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